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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-12-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,691
Posted By theborv
Thank you everyone, very helpful! :norton

Thank you everyone, very helpful! :norton
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-08-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,691
Posted By theborv
adventure r or adventure std road feel

Hi, I have searched a lot, and cannot find much useful info on the riding on raod experience between the two models. There is one youtube review (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oIbu6q84D8) which...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By theborv
Buy advice: F650GS thumper - km vs age

Hi,

2006 F650GS with 46000km - a little cheaper
2005 F650GS with 12000km - cost a little more

Which one is better to get? I think the low km one, but would be nice to pay less too.

Looks...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-04-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 112,029
Posted By theborv
I like the new F700GS, the looks, the breaks, the...

I like the new F700GS, the looks, the breaks, the control-switches. I am quite excited about it, and it has defenatley tilted me towards the F700GS over the F800GS in the F650GS vs F800GS debate.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17,889
Views: 5,567,143
Posted By theborv
someone advised me it's a perished carb rubber,...

someone advised me it's a perished carb rubber, that's a relief :)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17,889
Views: 5,567,143
Posted By theborv
upon further looking, I don't think it's the head...

upon further looking, I don't think it's the head gasket, it looks like it's coming from the bottom of the two bands on the carburetor insulators, number 12 in this drawing ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17,889
Views: 5,567,143
Posted By theborv
head gasket leak

xl600v '94, 37k km

there is a slight oil leak coming out between the front top cylinder and cylinder, no coolant decrease, no white exhaust smoke, it's been like this for a while I think, I picked...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,156
Posted By theborv
GH, it became a Transalp 600 '94 this time, the...

GH, it became a Transalp 600 '94 this time, the GS will have to wait. I bought the TA cheap for cash, and that was the only way I would get a bike at the moment, didn't want to borrow money again for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-29-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,798
Posted By theborv
Not anymore, I went with gore-tex laminated, and...

Not anymore, I went with gore-tex laminated, and it's solved all my weather issues riding :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-28-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,798
Posted By theborv
I searched google and found part number...

I searched google and found part number 81*22*9*407*414 for that oil


BMW High Power Oil. SAE 15W-40. Multigrade HD engine oil for BMW petrol and diesel engines. Acea: A3/B3; api: sj/cf *

It's...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,220
Posted By theborv
Which 1200GS?

2008 R1200GSA - 32000km - cheapest
2010 R1200GSA - 13000km - right in the middle between new and the 2008
2012 R1200GSA - 0km - new price

Let's assume the '08 and '10 are well maintained.

Any...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 847
Posted By theborv
carbonforbikes

Anyone had any experience with this?

http://www.carbonforbikes.com

Looks interesting.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-18-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,266
Posted By theborv
Sounds like a typical BMW engine to me, the ones...

Sounds like a typical BMW engine to me, the ones I have ridden clunks into gears, I like it :) it's generally very precise which is what I like about it.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-15-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,156
Posted By theborv
It will be the 650. But it looks like I will have...

It will be the 650. But it looks like I will have to wait due to cash problems
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-13-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,156
Posted By theborv
That is a very nice looking bike GH :clap

That is a very nice looking bike GH :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-13-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,156
Posted By theborv
How is the engine-breaking-feel/experience...

How is the engine-breaking-feel/experience compared between the 650 and 800? Are they slightly different, if so, how are they different? Or are they the same?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-13-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,156
Posted By theborv
Regarding looks, the version of the 650 I am...

Regarding looks, the version of the 650 I am considering is the special edition yellow/black one. If it weren't for that I wouldn't have considered the 650 at all. But the 800 still looks better.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,156
Posted By theborv
I live in Bergen, Norway! GH, there is a 650...

I live in Bergen, Norway!

GH, there is a 650 in the shop, I can sit on it, can't take it for a spin. It's like mountain boots, you won't really know if they fit until you walk in them properly,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,156
Posted By theborv
I would if I could, they don't have 650 for...

I would if I could, they don't have 650 for demo... :cry

So my options are to travel to another city, and that's a true pain, or to get as much info I can get from the net from people who had...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 155,837
Posted By theborv
Yes, perfectly, thanks! :)

Yes, perfectly, thanks! :)
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,156
Posted By theborv
Pro & cons 650 vs 800 after riding both?

Pro & cons 650 vs 800 after riding both?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 155,837
Posted By theborv
What does it mean to rewind the alternator? Sorry...

What does it mean to rewind the alternator? Sorry to ask a noob question :ear
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,830
Posted By theborv
I'm buying new, it will probably be built after...

I'm buying new, it will probably be built after ordered. I just need to sell my car, so far that seems harder than first anticipated :puke1
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,156
Posted By theborv
Hmm I don't get what I supposed to do to find out...

Hmm I don't get what I supposed to do to find out what with the wood blocks...???
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,830
Posted By theborv
Any F650GS'es with wheel bearing and/or alternator problems?

Can't seem to find much specific info on these issues for the F650GS. Anyone point me to the right place if there is one?

Anyone have any info on if the 650's have same/similar problems as the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,156
Posted By theborv
About height, the F800GS with sock seat I can...

About height, the F800GS with sock seat I can reach the ground perfectly with heels down. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with perfect height on a F800GS and going to the F650GS it were...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,156
Posted By theborv
Why?

Why?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,156
Posted By theborv
erm... now I'm thinking I should go for the...

erm... now I'm thinking I should go for the 800...

AAARGH! :wink:
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,156
Posted By theborv
The F800GS test ride was awesome, took me 2...

The F800GS test ride was awesome, took me 2 minutes to know that this was the kind of bike for me, due to price it will be the F650GS, but from reading all your opinions it seems to me that they are...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,295
Posted By theborv
It will be a F650GS. After i went for a test ride...

It will be a F650GS. After i went for a test ride on the F800GS I knew this was for me. So much joy in my soul riding the F engine, the DL650 I thought was bland in comparison. One food for the soul,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-08-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,442
Posted By theborv
Cost of ownership F650GS vs DL650

Any thoughts on this? Which is the cheaper bike to service? Which is easier to maintain? Anyone have experiences with both?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-08-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,156
Posted By theborv
Testriding F800GS to see if I want the F650GS

I have been reading on here and every other site out there, but now my head hurts :huh

I wont be able to test ride the F650GS, but I can test ride the F800GS. How will this transpire to the 650?...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,295
Posted By theborv
I will do mainly street with some dirtroads,...

I will do mainly street with some dirtroads, probably very little if any offroading. I can see from this that the dl650 is the better option, but I'm still "drawn" to the Sertao. Can't quite figure...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,295
Posted By theborv
Sertao or Vstrom 2012

Anyone ridden both? I have only tested the vstrom, and BMW don't have a demo Sertao.
I can't seem to make up my mind. Would like some opinions based on experiences. I used to have a F650GS 2000...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 32,287
Posted By theborv
to point out as well I donīt have experience with...

to point out as well I donīt have experience with the outlast liners either in jackets or gloves, just the underwear. I might have a very different (or not) opinion with liners if I were to try it...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 32,287
Posted By theborv
I posted not to rub people off, but to give my...

I posted not to rub people off, but to give my opinion about a product. Sorry if some were annoyed. I'm just also sceptical of marketing hypes, f.eks gore-tex is a good example of this. They have...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 32,287
Posted By theborv
gees, it was a joke, hence the emoticon

gees, it was a joke, hence the emoticon
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 32,287
Posted By theborv
So when your laptop cools off the pad keeps it...

So when your laptop cools off the pad keeps it warm? :rofl
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 32,287
Posted By theborv
The outlast desrciption is science-fiction;...

The outlast desrciption is science-fiction; perhaps sometime in the future, but not right now. To me outlast is just a synthetic mix of fabrics with a fancy explanation. End of. It IS however quite...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,738
Posted By theborv
get jacket and trousers with gore-tex laminated...

get jacket and trousers with gore-tex laminated to the outer fabric. can't recommend it enough. revit, rukka, klim, dainese all have this option, well daines only jacket
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